Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Annas Craft Cupboard Birthday Cyber Crop Layouts!

Hello there! I hope your day is going well... The days here have been glorious!!

I thought I would share some layouts I created for Annas Craft Cupboard Birthday Cyber Crop which was held several weeks ago now.. They had amazing challenges and we had a week to get them done..  It was a good time, and I enjoyed just seeing if I could scrap a bit quicker than I usually do and get them done!

The first one was a Moodboard..
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The second challenge was an ingredient challenge..
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The third challenge was a party hat...  hehe.. I was not a good party hat maker!!!

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 my creation!!

 Sigh, I laugh when I look at this...

The fourth challenge was A blind Crop..
Image may contain: textThese are the things we needed and we were given instructions to follow to create our layout.. And this is how mine turned out..

The fifth challenge was to create a Birthday card..

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and my card..

The sixth challenge was a Tic Tac Toe challenge..
Image may contain: textI used Texture paste, cardstock and water color for my layout...

And the seventh challenge was a scraplift..

Image may contain: text I choose a lovely layout by Lisa which looked like..

 I love how Lisa creates her layers under the photo and the white space.. I rotated the design once anti clockwise for my design to work better with my photo.. and my layout...

So there you have my creations. which were a lot of fun to create, the ladies who also joined in were wonderful, the design team were amazing..  I think I shall try and join in again next year!!

Well thanks for coming by, and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me to read..  Take care of yourself...xx

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Blog Post.

Good day to you! I trust things are going well with you!!

Thanks so much for the lovely comments about the spot I got off my leg, it did turn out to be a cancer, so I am so happy to have gotten rid of it...

But on to better things.. I am up on the Blog for SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING with my second post for May which you can see HERE!!!  where you can check out my creations with close ups..  But a quick look at what I have created..

I created a little baby girl album with the 6 1/2 " paper pad contained in  the ONE OFF KIT .

This is the cover..

And I created a layout using a photo of my second child using the feminine papers from the KIT!!!

Sweet Girl..

For close ups I would love you to check out my post HERE!!!

It is a grey cool day here today.. Perhaps we may get some rain!!!  What ever you are up to I hope you enjoy today!!

Thanks for popping by and for your lovely comments too..

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017


Hello there!
How is your day going?
I am just quickly popping my layouts up that are over on the SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING Blog quickly as I would love to share my layouts with you, but I also should be resting as I have just had a spot taken off my leg and doctors orders were to keep it elevated for 48 hours.. so I will be quick!!!

I was sent a Kaisercraft Kit Peek a Boo Papers which is a kit you can purchase as a one off kit no need to subscribe for this one..  And I created two layouts using photos of my baby boy taken years ago.. He will be 32 on Mothers day!!!

The first one..

And the second layout..

For close ups and details you can pop over and see them HERE!!! and for a link over to the Shop and Crop Store you can go HERE!!! And if you use this code LC5 you can get a discount on your order!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I know how busy we all are these days!! Have a great day!

(Now back to rest for me!!!)

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Friday, May 05, 2017


Hello there, 
Here we are at Friday, and the weekend is almost here ... again....  I hope your week has been a good one and you have something wonderful planned for the weekend, or you could be like me and just enjoy not having the week day rush!

I am putting up the challenge for this month for 123 CHALLENG BLOG which is a good one and it is..
To use some Teal color on your layout, as well as the word FAMILY and do some stenciling...

 and some closer views of my layout..

 Stencilling, and I found some way old papers that had brown and teal so I went with that for my colors..

All the chipboard I have used is from Scrapmatts..

This is my Husbands side, and I am not going to say which ones are the 'nuts' !! hehe..

You can see the rest of the design teams inspiration and link up HERE!!!!!

Thank you for coming on by, and thanks so much for the wonderful comments too..
Have a great weekend!

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Monday, May 01, 2017


And hello May! I hope you have remembered to turn your calender's over to a new month! And with a new month come the new monthly challenges! I have two I would like to share with you today!

The challenge over at ARCHI-SCRAPS is a fabulous one and it is to have some PAPER PLEATING on your creation somewhere...  You can see the Design Team inspiration and link up HERE!!! You can combine this challenge with others...

and I have created a card with paper pleating on it...

All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..

And the challenge for May for KRAFT+ is one where you will have to think out of the box!!!

Yes.... your photos must NOT be Square or Rectangle...And on a base of Kraft.. The Design team have amazing inspiration for you to get you started...  CHECK THEM OUT AND LINK UP HERE!!!

And my example...

some closer views..

I used a hexagon die to cut out my photo!! Mist and stenciling on the back ground...

I cut various sized hexagons and embellished them with flowers, chipboard die cuts etc..


This was such a fun challenge, I hope you will put this one on your list for May!!

Thank you for coming by today, I am sure we all have lots to do each day! Thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me ... until next time......

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Saturday, April 29, 2017


A very good evening to you all! I hope this finds you well! I am just popping up the layouts  I have created for my second BLOG POST FOR SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING.

The first layout is for the monthly challenge which is a colorful moodboard!!

No automatic alt text available. The colors are so summery and fresh! This is what I created for it !


For close ups you can see my blog post HERE!!!

And the second layout was created was using the gorgeous papers from CARTA BELLA COLLECTION - Its a Girl using a photo of my DD Hannah when she was quite little..

And my layout..

Sugar and Spice.

For close ups you can check out my blog post HERE!!!

Thank you so much for coming by, it feels like this year is really galloping along with May just around the corner.. I appreciate the time you take to pop by, and your comments are very special to me too...

Enjoy the rest of today!!

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Monday, April 24, 2017


Hello there,
Monday here and the day is just so lovely outside.. Autumn can be such a beautiful season before we rug up for Winter.. 

I am just popping my layout up for this months KAISERCRAFT BLOG CHALLENGE which consists of my favourite colors.... blue...
There is a nautical feel to these colors too and I went with a photo of two of my DD's at the beach... I have used a few Kaisercraft ranges that have the blue colors..
including High Tide, Ubud Dreams and Indigo Skies.. I have used Kaisercraft dies and stencil too..

some closer views.
 I enjoyed creating the back ground!!
I dusted off these Kaisercraft rhinestones which have been in my stuff for years!!!

Seaside memories..
I enjoyed creating this layout, I guess because I just love blue! Thank you Kaisercraft for the lovely blue papers!

I hope your day is going well, thanks for taking a moment to come by.. thanks so much for the wonderful comments too..

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Friday, April 21, 2017


Hellooo there! Today is Friday... weekend is just around the corner... I hope you have a good one!!

This month I am guesting for SCRAP THE GIRLS which is a fabulous mood board which grabbed my attention straight away when I received it.. and it is..

I dunno why but my DD Hannah came to mind and I had to find a photo that accentuated her eyes...which are shades of greeny blue and I went with this..

some closer views..
 Straws are a fun thing to use on a layout.. adds great dimension! Stenciling on the back ground..

chipboard, flowers, cotton thread, leaves cut from dies..


I love all the greens and it is funny how I think of different colors for each of my girls!! Hannah's is green!!

Thank you Scrap the Girls for my guest spot this month.. sorry about the typo, I have been scrapping since 2006!!! Must have been thinking of something else when I typed that!!!

Thanks for dropping by today, and as always your comments are appreciated!!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

STUCK?! April 15 Sketch & CHALLENGE YOUrself..

Hello there!
I hope you are not in a chocolate induced coma but enjoying today! I have been very good this Easter and have only had 2 eggs so far!!! But the week is still young!!! hehe!!

I had a lovely photo of my DD on her Graduation day and was looking for any excuse to scrap it, and thought about this months challenge for SCRAP YOUrself #40 which is...
to use the word inspire or inspired.. I could not be more proud of my DD who worked part time and put herself through Uni living away from home..  So she is my source of inspiration for my layout.. I found a quote that worked perfectly with my thoughts on this layout.. 
And I have teamed it up with a lovely sketch from STUCK?! SKETCHES April 15th which looks like..

And my layout...

A couple of  closer views..

I have used several collections of Kaisercraft papers..

I love this quote...  Family are so important to support and help each other, and education is an amazing tool to have in life..

This happened...

A truly amazing day...  So happy to have scrapped that photo!!!

Thanks so much to CHALLENGE YOUself and STUCK?! SKETCHES for two wonderful challenges...

Thank you for dropping by today and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too....

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